Practice notes

Criminal jurisdiction (current)

Item number Title
2 Circuit Sittings of the District Court (PDF , 22.2 KB)
Circuit Sittings of the District Court (DOC , 41.5 KB)
revised 18 December 2009
3 Provision of Psychiatric Reports to Correctional Facilities (PDF , 14.6 KB)
Provision of Psychiatric Reports to Correctional Facilities (DOC , 36.0 KB)
4 Media Access to Sexual Assault Proceedings Heard in Camera (PDF , 15.4 KB)
Media Access to Sexual Assault Proceedings Heard in Camera (DOC , 38.5 KB)
5 Management of Prescribed Sexual Offence Proceedings (PDF , 21.1 KB)
Management of Prescribed Sexual Offence Proceedings (DOC , 36.5 KB)
6 Sexual Assault Case List (PDF , 20.0 KB)
Sexual Assault Case List (DOC , 39.5 KB)
8 Removal of Judgments from the Internet (PDF , 22.4 KB)
Removal of Judgments from the Internet (DOC , 39.5 KB)
10 Work Health and Safety Act Prosecutions (PDF , 39.5 KB)
Work Health and Safety Act Prosecutions (DOC , 46.5 KB)
issued 6 December 2011
​11 Child Sexual Offence Evidence pilot - Downing Centre (PDF , 26.1 KB)
Child Sexual Offence Evidence pilot - Downing Centre (DOC , 48.5 KB)
issued 6 August 2019
13 Call Over for Trials in Circuit Sittings (PDF , 39.0 KB)
Call Over for Trials in Circuit Sittings (DOC , 46.0 KB)
Commencing 1 December 2016
16
​Work health and Safety Act Prosecutions (PDF , 50.8 KB)
issued 5 November 2018
18

Criminal trials (PDF , 58.0 KB)
Criminal trials (DOC , 79.5 KB)

Readiness Hearing Guidance (and forms)

19

Criminal trials at circuit sittings (PDF , 60.1 KB)
Criminal trials at circuit sittings (DOC , 72.0 KB)

Readiness Hearing Guidance (and forms)

20 District Court Criminal Practice Note 20 (PDF , 21.7 KB) – Sentence Matters 

Criminal jurisdiction (archived)

Item number ​Title
1 Listing Procedures at Courts with Full Time sittings (PDF , 23.7 KB)
Listing Procedures at Courts with Full Time sittings (DOC , 45.0 KB)
revised 18 December 2009
​7 ​Management of Country Circuit Lists (PDF , 45.4 KB)
Management of Country Circuit Lists (DOC , 36.0 KB)
replaced by PN 2 on 18 December 2009
​9 ​Standard Case Management Directions (PDF , 14.3 KB)
​Standard Case Management Directions (DOC , 34.5 KB)
replaced by revised PN on 14 July 2017
9 Standard Case Management Directions (DOC , 7.4 KB)
Standard Case Management Directions (DOC , 53.2 KB)
Revised Practice Note commenced 14 July 2017
12 Readiness Hearings (DOC , 16.9 KB)
Readiness Hearings (Document , 26.5 KB)
revised 10 August 2018
14 AVL readiness hearings for circuit sittings (PDF , 23.8 KB)
AVL readiness hearings for circuit sittings (DOC , 44.5 KB)
revised 13 August 2018
15 Sentence matters (PDF , 11.1 KB)
Sentence matters (DOC , 61.2 KB)
4 July 2018
17 AVL call-over for circuit sittings (PDF , 17.5 KB)
​AVL call-over for circuit sittings (DOC , 45.0 KB)
issued 5 November 2018
20 District Court Criminal Practice Note 20 – Sentence Matters (PDF , 20.0 KB)
Replaced 31 August 2020.

Civil jurisdiction (current)

Item number Title
- Rescinding Previous Practice Notes in Force before the Civil Procedure Act 2005 (PDF , 13.4 KB)
Rescinding Previous Practice Notes in Force before the Civil Procedure Act 2005 (DOC , 34.0 KB)
1

Case Management in the General List (PDF , 85.3 KB)

Revised Practice Note commenced 31 August 2020

​1A ​Case Management in Country Sittings (PDF , 172.0 KB)
​Case Management in Country Sittings (DOC , 84.0 KB)
commenced 6 April 2018
1B Online Courts (PDF , 34.7 KB)
Online Courts (DOC , 67.0 KB)
Commencing 31 October 2018
5 Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (PDF , 22.0 KB)
Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (DOC , 48.0 KB)
6 Defamation (DOC , 19.9 KB)
Defamation (Document , 27.2 KB)
7 Court Approval of Settlement (PDF , 47.6 KB)
Revised Practice Note commenced 31 August 2020
8 Early Return of Subpoenas (PDF , 97.2 KB)
Early Return of Subpoenas (DOC , 51.5 KB)
amended 15 June 2011
10 Inactive List (PDF , 14.6 KB)
Inactive List (DOC , 37.0 KB)
11 Access to Court Files by Non-Parties (DOC , 23.8 KB)
Access to Court Files by Non-Parties (DOC , 46.0 KB)
12 Coal Miners' Workers Compensation List (PDF , 27.1 KB)
Coal Miners' Workers Compensation List (DOC , 46.0 KB)
revised 14 April 2014
15 Pre-judgment interest rates (PDF , 17.7 KB)
Pre-judgment interest rates (DOC , 37.0 KB)
commenced 1 July 2010

Civil jurisdiction (archived)

Item number Title
1 Case Management in the General List (PDF , 60.9 KB)
Case Management in the General List (DOC , n/a)
rescinded on 31 August 2020
2 Case Management in the Commercial List (DOC , 41.5 KB)
Case Management in the Commercial List (DOC , 66.5 KB)
rescinded on 23 October 2009
3 Case Management in the Construction List (DOC , 23.5 KB)
Case Management in the Construction List (DOC , 72.5 KB)
revoked on 7 September 2009
4 Proceedings under Property (Relationships) Act 1984 and Family Provision Act 1982 (PDF , 19.3 KB)
Proceedings under Property (Relationships) Act 1984 and Family Provision Act 1982 (DOC , 42.0 KB)
revoked on 7 September 2009
7 Court Approval of Settlement (PDF , 21.7 KB)
Court Approval of Settlement (DOC , 44.5 KB)
revised 31 August 2020
9 Summons and Motions (PDF , 16.3 KB)
Summons and Motions (DOC , 36.0 KB)
revoked on 7 September 2009
13 Amendments to Case Management (DOC , 20.0 KB)
Amendments to Case Management (DOC , 40.5 KB)
revoked on 7 September 2009
14 Extension of Time for Service of Statements of Claim in Debt Claims (PDF , 14.6 KB)
Extension of Time for Service of Statements of Claim in Debt Claims (DOC , 34.0 KB)
revoked 17 March 2014
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